COVID-19 Assessment Centre

COVID-19 Testing and Information
 

  • What is a COVID-19 assessment centre?
    • There are over 120 assessment centres across the province that have been set up to test Ontarians for COVID-19
       
  • Who can visit an assessment centre?
    • As of September 25, 2020, the testing criteria at Assessment Centres has changed. Individuals should visit a COVID-19 Assessment Centre for a test if: 
      • they are showing symptoms of COVID-19
      • they have been exposed to a confirmed case of the virus, as informed by their public health unit or the COVID-19 Alert app
      • they are a resident or work in a setting that has a COVID-19 outbreak, as identified by their public health unit  
      • they are eligible for testing as part of a targeted testing initiative directed by the Ministry of Health or Ministry of Long-Term Care
         
  • You do not need a referral to get a test
  • You do not need a health card to get a test
  • You do not need to book an appointment at this centre to get a test.

    For more information on COVID-19 testing guidelines and where to get a test, please visit Ontario.ca/covidtest
     
  • How do I get a test at this assessment centre?
    • We have a drive-thru assessment centre available in our lower parking lot from 8 a.m.- 4 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

       
  • Do I need an appointment or referral?
    • You do not need an appointment or a referral to get a test.
       
  • What happens at this assessment centre?
    • This is a drive-thru assessment centre.  You will remain in your car the entire time.  We will ask you to fill out some information while you wait in line.
    • A physician will ask you whether or not you are experiencing symptoms and assess your condition.  If you are symptomatic, a healthcare worker may do a further assessment (e.g. pulse, temperature, heart rate).
    • The test for COVID-19 involves collecting a specimen from the back of the nose.  A healthcare worker will take this sample by having you tilt your head back and inserting a flexible swab deep into the back of the nose.
    • You will receive information about how to get your test results and what to do if it is positive.  Health information on what to do while you are waiting for your results will also be provided.
       
  • Does this assessment centre test children for COVID-19?
    • Yes. We are equipped to test children over the age of 2 years for COVID-19
       
  • Where is this centre located?
    • The centre is located at:

Stevenson Memorial Hospital
200 Fletcher Crescent, Alliston, ON
Lower parking lot
(Staff/Shipping & Receiving entrance)

  • For the safety of yourself and others, please DO NOT use the main hospital entrance. Our centre can be accessed by entering through the lower parking lot/Shipping & Receiving entrance of the hospital.
     
  • How do I contact this centre?
    • Call us at (705) 435-3377
       
  • What are the hours of operation?
    • Our drive-thru centre is open Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
       
  • Is parking available?
    • Since our Centre operates as a drive-thru, parking isn’t required. There will be traffic going in and out of this entrance, so please be careful. Space is limited as we do have staff coming and going, as well as deliveries to this area.
      Please be patient as our staff manages volume at our Centre.
       
  • How do I find out my results?
    • You can find your COVID-19 test results by visiting the province’s website. You need to have your OHIP number ready to check your test results. 
    • Individuals going through the Assessment Centre will also be provided with information on how to electronically access their results through our patient portal, Patient Connect.
    • Our Infection Prevention & Control Officer will contact you directly, as well as your local Public Health office if your result is positive.  
       
  • Is this information available in French or other languages?
    • All of this information is available upon request in French. To request information in French, please contact assessmentcentrex@hospital.ca   

       
  • How else can I connect with this centre?
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